The Tingguian weave from Brgy. Namarabar, Penarrubia, Abra, is a century old weaving practice that exists today. There are a few living weavers today who are skilled Tingguian embroiderers and natural dye practitioners who perfected the Indigo dyeing technique in Abra. Our friends in Namarabar confirm that only 11 people know how to weave this particular design. This kind of embroidery is unique to the Abra Tingguians in the north of the Philippines. As they have no means to transport these items in modern courier services, we had to personally meet the weavers themselves at a bus station in Pasay City to transport these heirloom weaves from Abra and make it available in Pinas Sadya.
This balabal can be used as a belt accent , neck or head scarf. Add this one of a kind piece to your collection and help in sharing Philippine stories to the world.
It's yours in 3-5days if within Metro Manila and 5 to 14 days for other locations in the Philippines.